{summer house wallcovering by thibaut}

Summer House Wallpaper by Thibaut

The past few dreary days has me longing for sunshine and a bright blue sky. Thibaut Wallpaper to the rescue! Escape to Summer House, Thibaut’s newest collection of coordinating wallpaper and fabrics. The flowers, simple shapes, paperweaves, and retro batik patterns will satisfy your longing for the return of the warmth of summer!

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{friday finds: new wallpapers with classic inspirations]

What’s “old” is new again in wallcoverings. New collections from York and Thibaut both draw inspiration from classic, old towns — York’s latest WILLIAMSBURG collection and Thibaut’s Bridgehampton. Both books display a timeless style and elegance, with contemporary colors and grace.  Here’s a look at our favorite designs:

WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

York recently launched its second “Trend Meets Tradition” collection with WILLIAMSBURG, the licensing division of the not-for-profit Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Like York’s first WILLIAMSBURG collections, each of the 16 patterns in the new wallpaper book is inspired by an antique object, design, or motif found in Colonial Williamsburg’s archives.

Brazanga | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

Brazanga | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

Reflecting the colonial-era interest in patterns derived from Asian and particularly Chinese art and décor, the new collection includes several chinoiserie-inspired patterns, including Brazanga (above), and Chinese Peony (below). Read the rest of this entry »

{monterey wallpaper collection by thibaut}

monterey-sulu-zmCarolina Raffia on the walls

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Thibaut’s limited edition collection, Monterey, offers a variety of fresh patterns with a bohemian vibe. Strong yet comfortable colors ranging from vibrant coral to peacock-blue round out this unique wallpaper and fabric collection. Versatile patterns flexibly coordinate to create a collection that has a hip new take on traditional style.

Color or colour? Either way you spell it, Thibaut’s newest wallpaper book is filled with fabulous color combinations and patterns. I know, no need to state the obvious. Doesn’t it seem like the patterns are crying out, “look at me, I’m more gorgeous than the pattern next to me.” In addition to wallpaper, the Monterey book carries coordinating and complimentary fabrics.


Okay – if you’re thinking that red sofa doesn’t look good with the wallpaper, I would concur. And that dog? The home of Britt Van Deusen is where the Thibaut team set up the photo shoot for the Monterey book. Being a wallpaper geek, I loved Britt Van Deusen’s blog posts on the weeklong photo shoot. Read all about it on her blog Design Omnivore. Britt is a fine artist who shares her love of art, life, and all that is design on her blog –  it’s an entertaining and informative read.

Thibaut books are available at most Hirshfield’s stores; call first before you make a special trip.

Happy Easter everyone!

{friday finds: roman shades}

When “Sex and the City II” came out last year one of the design features that caught my eye was the Roman shade in Charlotte’s kitchen. I immediately knew this window treatment would be gracing the pages of future decor magazines and blogs.

I went to one of our window treatment experts, Bonnie West, from Hirshfield’s in-home shopping service, and asked her to share her thoughts on the movie, but she only wanted to talk about Roman Shades. Roman shades can add softness and texture to a room, she told me. They offer a more tailored and finished look than some other treatments such as a honeycomb shades, which may need a valance to complete the look. Roman shades are often a good choice in a room where you may want to combine draperies on a patio door with roman shades on other windows. Roman shades are a product she uses when people want a soft look but may not have room for draperies due to the stacking requirements.

Hobbled Roman Shade – Christopher Peacock’s kitchen

Elements of Style

Odi et Amo

Hunter Douglas – Design Studio™ Roman shade*

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman shade – from the outside looking in

Ideal Home

Junk Garden Girl did a fun post showing room shots from the television show Parenthood. Roman shades are shown in just about all the shots, and a bonus round of Benjamin Moore paint colors for your viewing pleasure.

Aren’t Roman shades the best? Prints, textures, and solids; you can have what fits your lifestyle and design preference.

Choosing product features can be overwhelming and that’s where our staff are able to help you select the best options for your home. Stacking of the shade, folds, 4″ or 6″, hobbled or flat, privacy issues, colors, and fabric selection are some of the  features that need to be taken into consideration. Our staff know the questions to ask. Your style. Our expertise.

When you are shopping for window treatments please stop by one of our 15 locations and let us quote you a price. If you need someone to come to your home, we offer free in-home visits by our Shop at Home consultants.


*The Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman shade is a new product which will be in our stores very soon.

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